The biggest Romanian farming and food industry fair Agraria opened doors in the central-western city of Cluj-Napoca on Wednesday, with the event being attended by a large number of officials who praised the way the event is organised and highlighted the chief role that farming has in the welfare of humanity.
State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forests and Rural Development Liviu Harbuz welcomed the ambassadors of Austria, Denmark and the Netherlands, who attended the event.
He said ‘Romania can have a serious future in agriculture’, since the countries represented at Agraria on a diplomatic level ‘invested and continue to invest confidently in our country’.
Harbuz also welcomed the participation of the European Commission representatives by two directorates, DG Sanco and DG Agri respectively and he thanked the traditional partners and the fair organisers for the efforts made so that the 15th edition of the fair may take place under the best conditions.
The fair displays a large number of farming machinery of the last generation and materials meant for farming in the stands of more than 180 participating companies and it hosts the stand of the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission, with the European body taking part in the Cluj-Napoca event for the first time.
Attending the Agraria Fair over May 6-10 are renowned farming companies from Romania, Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands and Hungary. A show of traditional products has been opened as part of the fair along with a show of organic products organised with the support of the Agriculture Ministry’s Department for organic farming.